It’s the end of the year where families have plenty of time to think about what is important and what they are grateful for. This means it’s a perfect time to add a new category to our Book Bundles, “Feeling & Emotions”. In these bundles you will find characters just like yourselves, experiencing the same things and feelings as many, especially around the holidays. We hope you enjoy them, and have Happy Holidays!
- Gaby Lagos
Book Review by Amy Schuster
I read this book a couple of years ago while I was stuck on a houseboat in Lake Powell after my mom handed it to me. I’m usually not a big fan of philosophical/self help material but this book immediately caught my attention because of the profanity in the title (is my immaturity showing yet?). I must say, whether you are a cockeyed optimist, like myself, or a pessimist, you will LOVE this book! The overall message of this book is that you don’t need to be positive all of the time. Challenges, change, and failure are inevitable. What we need to become better at is handling curve balls that are thrown our way. What really distinguishes ‘The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F’ from other self help material aside from his vulgar language, sarcasm, and wit is that Manson doesn’t sugar coat his thoughts on how to succeed in life. He keeps it real and practical. His words “F*ck positivity” are clickbait for readers. The stories he shares are delicately woven into each lesson he touches on.
This book has many takeaways. Here are just a few of them:
This book was thoroughly entertaining as well as informative from start to finish. I can not recommend this book enough. I would give this book 9/10 stars.
Cozy up this holiday season with one or more of your Librarian's "Favorite Children Stories" they remembered as a child. Close to 50 books to choose from.
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The second year of our clothing swap and community event, Swap It Like It’s Hot, was a blast! We had the clothing swap, where over 75 people donated and over 200 shopped, the Apple Press courtesy of the Basalt Heritage Society and Carbondale Rotary Club, Tarot card readings, lunch, and even crafts! Thanks to everyone who donated and joined us, we hope our community had just as much fun as we did.
A special thank you to all of our volunteers, without which we would never have been able to pull it off. An amazing team of volunteers helped us sort and set up the day before, keep the room organized, and even helped us box up the leftover items.
We look forward to the third annual swap, tentatively scheduled for October of 2023. Keep an eye out for it next fall, and we can’t wait to see what it brings.
Take a peak at some of the pictures from the event, from the massive pile of donations, to our sorted room ready for shopping, and even some of the amazing outfits that came out of it!
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